Mornin’ all! I am on the ball this morning and got most of my packing in before breakfast. I am the WORST at packing because I usually just pack all my favorite individual items and not actual outfits and then have a hard time putting them together in my location (and inevitably pack way too much). Since we’re doing carry on tomorrow, I have to be efficient. I planned out outfits for each day based on our activities planned. I still packed too many things, but I like to have at least 2 back-up choices in case I get “thrown in a lake,” as I always say 🙂
I came down this morning and realized I had a few products still yet to review.
Nasoya sent me a coupon for their new Silken Creation line of tofu that is sweetened and ready to be turned into a dessert or smoothie.
It is actually just like pudding!!! It tastes great, but it’s also very, very, very sweet. Since soy is naturally sweet, I think they could have backed off on the cane sugar just a bit. Each 1/2 cup serving is 120 calories with 20 grams of cane sugar and 3 grams of protein.
The rest of the smoothie ingredients, plus ice –
And for topping I used some Mix My Granola. They actually have a whole new line of enhancers that you can add to your mixes. Mine has lucerna, “an excellent source of fiber and beta carotene,” and mangosteen powder, with “antioxidant strength and potential impact for lowering risk against human diseases.” I love the mangosteen smoothies at Smoothie King, so I picked this one 🙂 I don’t know if I could taste the enhancers since my granola was mixed in, but we’ll see if I feel any different 🙂
Lastly, I added a dollop of hazelnut butter, which I just LOVE in smoothies!! It’s kind of strange plain, but it goes really well with a sweet contract. In fact, I am really big on sweet vs. unsweet contrasts. In plain oatmeal I like a sweet nut butter and in sweet smoothies made with fruit I like an unsweet nut butter. I also prefer my coffee and tea unsweet when I am eating breakfast as a palate cleaner.
But speaking of sweet, this smoothie was WAAAAY too sweet. The tofu pudding was just over the top. Can’t believe I am saying that since I love me some sugar, but for breakfast it was just a little too much. After dinner or in a homemade dessert, it would be perfection.
I love smoothies made with greens not for the nutritional value – I really couldn’t care less about that because I could have easily thrown this handful of spinach into a salad for lunch – but because I just love the color GREEN! It has been my favorite color for ages, thanks to my green + gold eyes
I also love all things froth –
And I tried a new coffee. I apologize for not remembering who sent this to me, but it was delicious!! Please remind me if you read this so I can get the appropriate shout out!
This liquidy breakfast filled me to the brim!
- Computer work
- Real work
- Late dinner
- Early to bed